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Common Core: Already Sinking

Written by Gary North on October 29, 2014

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The latest Gallup poll indicates that about a third of the public is favorable, a third is not, and a third have no opinion. This indicates declining support since last April. The very negative public is rising: 13% to 18%. The very positive public is declining: 9% to 6%. This means Common Core is as […]

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Swiss Bank Secrecy Is Dead, as I Warned (in 1976)

Written by Gary North on October 27, 2014

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In 1976, when I was on Ron Paul’s staff, I read about a move by Swiss banks to begin to surrender to the U.S. government on bank secrecy. I wrote an issue of Remnant Review on this. I warned readers not to trust Swiss banks for secrecy. The surrender has come in steps. Now it […]

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Public School Lunches: Paltry, Just Like the Textbooks

Written by Gary North on October 23, 2014

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Drudge keeps running stories published by an obscure Oklahoma website. It keeps running photos on the healthful lunches offered to students, which the students refuse to eat. I can understand why they will not eat them. There is an easy solution: mother can stay home, homeschool their children, and feed them whatever they think is […]

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Overcoming the Tower of Babel in 2015

Written by Gary North on October 20, 2014

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I have known this was coming. I did not think it would come this fast. How do you break down the language barrier and chat with someone in another country when there’s no ‘common’ language between the two parties? Microsoft is building a version of Skype for that will allow real-time translation for voice and […]

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In the Welfare State, Beggars Learn to Be Choosers — Very Picky Choosers

Written by Gary North on October 16, 2014

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The welfare state mentality is close to universal today. Half of Americans are on the dole to one degree or another. The outlook of this society is one of entitlements. They are deliberately called entitlements by their defenders because “charity” sounds voluntaristic. These handouts are not voluntary, as both the legislators and the recipients know. […]

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School Vouchers: The Double Tax

Written by Gary North on October 10, 2014

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“All State education is a sort of dynamo machine for polarizing the popular mind; for turning and holding its lines of force in the direction supposed to be most effective for State purposes.” Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams (1907) We are continually bombarded by newspaper and magazine headlines informing us of the continuing […]

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The Effects of Student Loan Debt

Written by Gary North on October 9, 2014

A student whose parents have looked out for him — and for themselves — can earn a B.A., degree at an accredited university for under $15,000, usually by age 20, but in some cases by age 18. The man who supervises the daily mailing of this report received his B.A. in the month he turned […]

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